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Verses In The Bible About Gossip

Verses In The Bible About Gossip

Verses In The Bible About Gossip

Gossip is one of the most toxic habits that we can have. In fact, gossip has been listed as one of the most destructive sins in the Bible. The Bible has many verses that show how sinfully harmful it is to gossip about others and can even result in death! Here are some verses about gossip from the Bible to keep you out of trouble:

Proverbs 16:28

Proverbs 16:28: “A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.”

The Bible is clear that gossip is a bad thing. It’s not just something you shouldn’t do, but it actually has consequences for your spiritual growth. If you’re going to be a Christian, then you need to start putting an end to this wasteful habit.

Ephesians 4:29

Ephesians 4:29

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

What does this verse say about gossip? The word “gossip” means a conversation or rumor that is unkind. This verse says to not say anything that would hurt someone else or make them feel bad. Gossip can be very damaging, especially if it is untrue and hurts someone’s reputation or character. It is important to remember that we should think before we speak, so we do not gossip about people behind their backs!

Psalm 101:5

It’s not hard to find verses in the Bible that discourage gossip. Here are some notable ones:

  • Psalm 101:5 says, “Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy; no one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.”
  • Proverbs 16:28 says, “A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech.”
  • Matthew 7:1-2 reads, “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

1 Timothy 5:13

In the Bible, we are told not to gossip about others. It is wrong to talk about other people’s business behind their backs, and it can cause a lot of hurt feelings.

In 1 Timothy 5:13 it says: “Do not admit a charge against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.” In other words, if you don’t have any proof that someone has done something wrong (such as gossiping), then you should keep your mouth shut about what you think might be going on in their life.

Proverbs 26:20

“Do not go about spreading slander among your people, and do not do anything that might be a cause for bitterness among your people, for in Tophet you shall be consumed. You shall not rise up against the life of your neighbor: I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19:16-17)

“A man who has friends must himself be friendly; but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24)

Proverbs 6:16-19

16 There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him:

17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood;

18 a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil;

19 a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

Keep your mouth shut.

Don’t gossip.

Don’t talk about other people’s business.

Don’t talk about other people’s problems, even in a sympathetic way.

Don’t talk about other people’s secrets, even if they are revealed to you by someone else who is not authorized to share them with you. And don’t repeat these things later on when they are told in confidence! (see Proverbs 25:9)

And don’t talk about other people’s family or friends either; this includes spouses, in-laws and anyone else who is part of that person’s immediate family structure or social life (unless it’s necessary for the welfare of those involved).

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Title of post: The Bible And The Role Of Gossip In Our Lives

Section: What Is Gossip?

Definition of the term “gossip” according to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary is: 1) talk or reports about the personal lives or affairs of others; 2) informal communication of information on private matters.